Save $29 on a hidden camera detector for Airbnb rentals

The Scout can help maintain your privacy by detecting concealed camera lenses.

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The Scout Hidden Camera Detector.

Have you ever wondered if the Airbnbs or hotel rooms you stayed in had hidden cameras? You’re not alone. In an IPX1031 survey, 58 percent of the 2,000 participants said they’ve worried about this, and 11 percent actually found lenses in their rentals. While Airbnb allows hosts to install cameras in common areas, the company prohibits them in bedrooms, bathrooms and other private spaces. However, there’s no knowing who follows the rules or not.

If you’re concerned about your privacy while vacationing, the Scout Hidden Camera Detector might be worth a look. It’s on sale now for $60 when you use coupon code SCOUT10 at checkout, but you can get extra reassurance by purchasing a two-pack for just $39 more.

This handy gadget can identify peeping iPhones, incognito spy cameras and CCTV devices. Powered by two AAA batteries, the Scout uses LEDs that reflect off camera lenses. Here’s how it works: Scan the room for suspicious items or areas that might be concealing a camera, point the Scout in that direction and peek into its aperture. If there’s a hidden lens with an infrared filter there, you’ll see a bright red speck.

You can switch the LED settings between “solid” or “flashing” to identify concealed cameras better. Plus, the Scout also comes with instructions and a practice lens so that you’ll know how to use it before visiting your next rental. Of course, you’re not limited to hotels and Airbnbs. The Scout can also keep you safe in public bathrooms and changing rooms.

Unfortunately, booking a five-star Airbnb or hotel won’t guarantee the confidentiality you deserve, but the Scout can provide peace of mind during your stay. Usually $89, you can purchase this hidden camera detector for $60 or get a two-pack for $99 with code SCOUT10.

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